No stock cords on any of my gear. Personal choice and the sum of all parts to me.
My cabling is a smorgasbord of brands but all came together for me.
Synergistic Research Tesla Power Cords all around except on my Shunyata Hydra 8 conditioner. I use Anaconda here. Keeping aftermarket cords seated can be a pain in the ass due to weight and girth. I have had my moments of swearing when moving gear for cleaning etc and they pop off. SR Tesla are excellent but if I could do it again would probably go Shunyata all around.
Best results in order - to me:
Rega Saturn CD player
Cambridge Audio Azur Blu-ray player
Simaudio Titan Amp
Kimber Cable Select balanced ICs Classe to Simaudio amp
Kimber Cable Select RCAs Rega Saturn to Classe
Audioquest Comet speaker cables front three. Dynaudio Confidence series speakers.
Shunyata Hydra 8 conditioner - this is an excellent piece and should be treated like a separate piece of gear as it is.
Audioquest carbon or vodka HDMI for all video pieces.
Spending this much on cables not for everyone but I do feel it was worth it. Personal preference here.
I would try a conditioner and cheaper cable on SSP-800 then source pieces and amp very last if I were going to try aftermarket cables. See what you think before going crazy. My cables might be equal in cost to the SSP-800. Ugh.
Edited by Mr.SoftDome - 12/28/12 at 11:32pm